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Datin Dr. Nachiamal AV Muthiah

Programme Coordinator, Master of Education
School of Education

Qualifications:

  • Cert(Ed) TESL (MPIP)
  • BA (Hons) History (USM)
  • MEd (TESL) (UM)
  • PhD (Ed) Lifelong Learning (University of Waikato, New Zealand)

Research Interest

  • Engaging language learners with innovative online English language programmes
  • Technology and the changing teaching culture in English classrooms
  • Lifelong learning for social inclusion
  • Community colleges within the highly competitive higher education institutions

Teaching Interests

  • English language
  • Research methodology
  • Connecting mature adult learners through lifelong learning programmes
Teaching and Industry Experience

Teaching experience:

  • English language for all three levels primary, secondary and tertiary

 

Research experience:

  • The effectiveness of teaching grammar using a computer based teaching approach;  
  • Student empowerment via small group learning activities in an English language classroom using Bandura’s social learning theory
  • An exploration of community colleges within Malaysian higher education: Goals, achievements and challenges (research experience)
Publications
  • Community colleges and their local communities: A study in Malaysia (In progress)
  • Challenges facing Malaysian community colleges (In progress)
 
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